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Election 2016

Monica Lewinsky Opens Up

May 6, 2014

America’s most famous intern wrote a piece for Vanity Fair about her salacious relationship with our 42nd President.  The Lewinsky Affair led to the first impeachment of a President since 1868.  Like it or not, it’s part of history. First of all, she’s 40 now.  Yikes!  She was a 22-year-old White House intern at the [...]

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New Benghazi Emails Emerge

May 1, 2014

And they aren’t too pretty.  Even as officers on the ground and at headquarters knew that the September 11, 2012, Benghazi attacks were perpetrated by a coordinated terrorist effort, the Obama Administration was making up and sticking to the ridiculous story that a video made the attackers do it. Hours after the attack the spin [...]

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Mitt Romney May Be Considering a 2016 Run.

March 9, 2014

I can’t say this is an absolute, but I am going to do my best to avoid trying predicting the future on this site because it is impossible for human beings to predict how other human beings will exercise their free will.  It’s hard enough to make sense of what people are doing in the [...]

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Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll

March 9, 2014

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul won the CPAC straw poll yesterday with 31% of the total vote, getting nearly three times more votes than the nearest competitor, Ted Cruz.  In case you missed it, here is Rand Paul’s speech last Thursday at CPAC.  Generally, these polls are not bellwethers or harbingers, but are a useful snapshot. [...]

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False Choice Between Hawkishness and Isolationism

March 6, 2014

Don’t get me wrong — this is not the worst case of the oversimplification of our political process out there, but today’s piece in the National Journal on Rand Paul and Marco Rubio is an excellent example of what I recently labeled as the silliness dominating our discourse.  One of the tricks media outlets, and [...]

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CPAC Opener has Standing O for Christie

March 6, 2014

That title itself tells me everything I need to know about the value of the “C” in CPAC these days.  They also had a standing ovation for Mitch McConnell, who needed props to elicit such a response (please donate to his primary challenger, Matt Bevin, and finally get Mitch to retire).  At least they saved [...]

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Chris Christie Deals with a “Roadblock”

January 8, 2014

It is clear that after his recent reelection, Establishment New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants to be President.  He won’t win, but the GOP seems on their way to nominate him, especially since his recent pandering to illegals.  But there may be a roadblock to an easy GOP nomination — a literal roadblock. Here is [...]

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NYT Provides Cover for Hillary in Benghazi Story

December 30, 2013

If there was a story that the MSM would want out of the headlines, it’s Benghazi:  the murder of a US ambassador by an al Qaeda-linked militia; the repeated lies about the video by administration officials in the weeks following the attack; the way it makes the President look aloof, Hillary look cold, and the [...]

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Christie Signs New Jersey’s DREAM Act

December 21, 2013

Chris Christie’s gearing up for 2016.  Since the Establishment GOP is likely planning to vote with Democrats next year on amnesty, New Jersey’s governor Chris Christie is getting with the program, signing a version of the DREAM Act (which is a misnomer, since there has been no “Act” passed by Congress, only some targeted regulations [...]

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CBS’s Random Act of Journalism on Benghazi

October 28, 2013

Benghazi?  Wasn’t that, like, some “phony scandal” from a hundred years ago? Alas, no. The first murder of a US ambassador since 1979 doesn’t just go away, despite the MSM’s attempts to have us look the other way.  Yet, first CNN and now CBS have decided to dig a little deeper into what happened that [...]

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A Poorer New Jersey

September 8, 2013

During the first four years of Governor Pop N’ Fresh Chris Christie New Jersey is still in the grips of the Great Recession.  The Garden State has a stagnant 8.6% unemployment (higher than the national faux-average of 7.3%), along with a staggering 24.7% poverty rate, the highest it has been in 52 years.  My county [...]

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Romney Opposed to Defunding Obamacare

August 7, 2013

Speaking to a large group of GOP fundraisers in New Hampshire yesterday, former Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney sent the message that the GOP should give up any fight to defund Obamacare that would risk a government shutdown. In Romney’s words: I badly want Obamacare to go away, and stripping it of funds has appeal.  [...]

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Immigration Bill Passes Senate; Here’s a List of GOP Senators to Primary

June 27, 2013

With cloture invoked on Monday, the final version of the Senate’s crap sandwich “comprehensive immigration reform” bill was voted on today and passed 68-32. Below is a list of Republicans who voted for the bill who MUST have a primary challenge in their next election. Why? This bill sucks, and everyone involved should already know [...]

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Syria Used Chemical Weapons Against Rebels — Now What?

June 13, 2013

Yesterday, Bill Clinton reportedly told a crowd that President Obama risks looking like a “total wuss” if the second black President doesn’t intervene in Syria. Just a few hours ago, the US government finally admitted that the Assad regime in Syria actually used chemical weapons on the rebels, which killed an estimated 100-150 people.  This [...]

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Rubio’s Two Faces on Immigration

June 11, 2013

I’ve been very critical of Senator Marco Rubio lately, and for good reason — his “evolving” position on immigration “reform” now includes changing his point of view based upon his audience. On the Rush Limbaugh program in January Rubio believed: First of all, legalization does not begin automatically. We don’t want to wait on legalizing [...]

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Not Sure About This Marco Rubio Fellow Anymore

June 1, 2013

The centripetal force of the statist-leaning ruling class in DC is enormous.  It gobbles up new, bright-eyed members all the time and spits out more of the same junk. Unfortunately, a once bright shining star in my eyes, Marco Rubio, has been caught up in it.  Nothing proves that more than how he’s become a [...]

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How Free is Your State?

March 29, 2013

So, how free is your state?  Here are the latest rankings from an expansive George Mason University study (pdf) based on personal freedoms, as well as both fiscal and regulatory policies in each state. The top five most free states are:  North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma. Rounding out the bottom five [...]

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A Thirst for More Rubio

February 13, 2013

I made it through literally four minutes of President Obama’s State of the Union speech last night before my gag reflex kicked-in, prompting me to watch something else.  I did catch the news round-up of its contents this morning — more progressive liberal bull crap.  However, I was interested in seeing Marco Rubio give the [...]

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Stymieing Immigration Reform

January 29, 2013

A conglomeration of eight Senators, including Marco Rubio amongst the usual suspects of Lindsey Grahamesty, John McCain, Chuck Schumer, came out yesterday with a possible road map for comprehensive immigration reform.  Not to be outmaneuvered, President Obama offered his enthusiasm, but also a caveat tor two which should make the fledgeling sprouts of consensus wither [...]

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Republican Buzz — Adjusting the Electoral College

January 19, 2013

While I am a defender of the Electoral College, there is no denying that most Americans don’t like the system.   However, alternative national popular vote schemes are unconstitutional on many levels.  Seizing on this, some Republican-dominated state legislatures and governors in blue states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, among others, want to alter the EC [...]

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